The other evening, in the dim light of dusk as I was finishing chores in the coops I noticed a few eggs nestled together in a nesting box. What a surprise! As our older hens take a break from laying over winter, I wasn’t expecting to see any until March. These eggs are the very first ones from our summer flock!
Of course we have eggs found them in every odd place- under a picnic table, in the dog house- but mostly they appear in the coops. Every day, there are more. A very happy surprise!
Like last winter, our days are spent gathered in our kitchen. The boys have the table covered with projects, and I have the counter full of dough rising, beans soaking and other good things. (And dirty dishes too. There’s always that. )
An underground house, drawn by Viggo.
Muffins made with blueberries picked and frozen last June. How good it is to have a bit of summer in January!
Homemade pasta, a bit rustic when not made with a machine but so filling and good and quick.
Soren’s favorite thing to do while I am cooking.
Yesterday we celebrated Viggo’s sixth birthday! Six seems so very big to me. Goodness.
I do believe this will be a good year!
Knitter, plant lady, mama to two free-range kids.